7 June 2022


We started beach school today with Worship by the Waves.  We used things  found on the beach to make faces with flames to help celebrate Pentecost, the birthday of the church. 

A few weeks ago a lady was walking along the beach and saw us all listening to a story.  She sent us a copy of a book that she had written ‘The Boy who Sailed the World’.  We read Julia Green’s book today. 

The first thing we did was to look at pictures of different boats and talk about their names and what they were used for.  We then all worked together to make a big boat in the sand.  All the class managed to squeeze into it, we even had someone as a look out.

We then thought about what we might take if we were going to be stranded on a desert island.  We made a list thinking carefully about the sounds in the words.  The nursery children thought about what sounds the words started with. Next we discussed the different sounds that the boy would hear, we listened to the sounds we could heat and then Miss Bolam played some seaside sounds for us to guess, we heard seagulls, waves, dolphins and a storm. In the story the boy makes a campfire and sings songs.  We didn’t have a real compfire but we collected lots of sticks and used some orange, red and yellow fabric for the flames.

In the afternoon we looked at some of the sea animals in the story and had a go at drawing some of them.  We also saw that the boy in the story used a compass.  Miss Bolam showed us a compass and we discussed which way was north.  We tried to learn the order of the compass points by saying Naughty (north) Elephants (east) Squirt (south) Water (west).  We are going to try and remember which way is north when we go back to the beach next week.


What a lovely day at beach school we have had, after the holidays. We started the day with worship led by Mrs Popay. We then went straight into our descriptive writing in English. This week we were using our description skills to describe the Queen and the Queen’s Jubilee. After this, we got straight into our PE lesson. We practised our long jump, throwing and relay skills. We then got busy with our maths lesson. This week in maths we have started to look at position and direction so we had a go at giving out partner directions and they had to follow them correctly.

After lunch, we made an acrostic poem for the Queen’s Jubilee. We had time to write them, practise and then perform them as a group, on the stage. After, we had a competition for which group could either make the most accurate Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle. Miss Rutter was the judge, she was very impressed with all of them, so it was a hard decision.


Thank you for another lovely day at beach school Puffins!